2. Any mean situation or condition; a vile abode.
He . . . lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill.1. Sam. ii. 8. Dunghill fowl, a domestic fowl of common breed.
(Dung"meer`) n. [Dung + (prob.) meer a pool.] A pit where dung and weeds rot for manure.
(Dung"y) a. Full of dung; filthy; vile; low. Shak.
(Dung"yard`) n. A yard where dung is collected.
(Dun"ker) n. [G. tunken to dip.] One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices
are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; called also Tunkers, Dunkards,
Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists.
The denomination was founded in Germany in 1708, but after a few years the members emigrated to
the United States.
Seventh-day Dunkers, a sect which separated from the Dunkers and formed a community, in 1728.
They keep the seventh day or Saturday as the Sabbath.
(Dun"lin) n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zoöl.)
A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper.
It is found both in Europe and America.
(Dun"nage) n. [Cf. Dun a mound.] (Naut.) Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind,
laid on the bottom of the hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among
casks and other cargo to prevent their motion.
(Dun"ner) n. [From Dun to ask payment from.] One employed in soliciting the payment of
(Dun"nish) a. Inclined to a dun color. Ray.
(Dun"nock) n. [Cf. Dun,a.] (Zoöl.) The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor. [Local, Eng.]
(Dun"ny) a. Deaf; stupid.[Prov. Eng.]
My old dame Joan is something dunny, and will scarce know how to manage.Sir W. Scott.
(Dunt) n. [Dint.] A blow. [Obs.] R. of Glouc.
(Dunt"ed), a. Beaten; hence, blunted. [Obs.]
Fencer's swords . . . having the edge dunted.Fuller.
Dunter goose (Zoöl.) the eider duck. J. Brand.
(Dun"ter) n. (Zoöl.) A porpoise. [Scott.]
(Du"o) n. [It. duo, fr. L. duo two. See Duet.] (Mus.) A composition for two performers; a duet.
(Du`o*dec`a*he"dral) a., Duodecahedron
(Du`o*dec`a*he"dron) n. See Dodecahedral,
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